Indian Boundary Prairies

South of Chicago along I-57 in Markham and Midlothian
are the Indian Boundary Prairies--
Dropseed, Paintbrush, Snowdrop, and Markham-
Gensburg.

For many summers I have been visiting the prairies to see what's blooming--
here are some highlights over the years.
A link to other Illinois prairies:

The
prairie is
slow this
year. At
the
Gensburg-Markham
Prairie
here are
some
highlights

May 31
A field of Bluets
Bluets
 
 
Golden Alexander and Indian Paintbrush
Prairie Paintbrush
The
season has been very wet. I was caught off-guard by the extent of the water
.
 
Wetlands into which I sank
Iris

Grasses are starting to grow

Hoary Puccoon
 
 
Marsh Phlox and Wild Parsnip
Marsh Phlox
 
 
A field of goat's rue
Goat's Rue
June 24 Wild Quinine and Marsh phlox Wood lily
 
July
Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars now
 

 

A meadow full of quinine

Prairie Lily

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